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Ponte de Lima Municipal Market in Portugal by Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Article source: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

When Ponte de Lima Municipal Market was built in 1927 it was the cause of public discussions concerning the pros and cons of its location, although no negative remarks seem to have been made about its elegant design.

70 years later we can still see its somewhat domineering relationship, from the height of its granite base, with the city centre and the avenue of plane trees.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos
  • Project: Ponte de Lima Municipal Market
  • Location: Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Client: City Hall of Ponte de Lima
  • Project Time: 1998/2002
  • Design Team: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos                 
  • Structural Engineering: Proença e Neves
  • Landscape Architecture: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos
  • Main Firm: Teixeira Duarte, SA
  • Total Floor Area: 4998m2
  • Approximate Cost: euro  5000,000

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Apartment Refurbishment in Lisbon, Portugal by Henrique Barros-Gomes

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: Henrique Barros-Gomes

Complete refurbishment of a late 60´s apartment in Lisbon.

Facing 3 streets, the apartment has great sun exposure and nice views to the surrounding areas. However, its original condition showed a very spacious, but also poorly divided and unbalanced interior, with many partitions, resulting in a needlessly intricate and dark plan. Social and private areas arrangement did not make much sense either – It was felt from the first moment that the house would gain if its organization was completely reversed. Nevertheless, it was a solid construction with a generous ceiling height, and great potential for intervention.

Image Courtesy © Henrique Barros-Gomes

Image Courtesy © Henrique Barros-Gomes

  • Architects: Henrique Barros-Gomes
  • Project: Apartment Refurbishment
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Henrique Barros-Gomes
  • Software used: CAD software
  • Date of project: 2013
  • Date of completion: 2013
  • Status: Built
  • Built Area: 210m2
  • Construction: A Renovadora

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DM2 Housing in Porto, Portugal by OODA

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source: OODA

One of the most demanding tasks in Porto nowadays is the intervention on the major amount of old and historical buildings of Porto´s downtown. This project is a renovation of a 20th century building to convert to a 17 housing unit for students and young people in general.

Image Courtesy ©  Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: OODA
  • Project: DM2 Housing
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Type: COMMISSION
  • Size: 1,100 SQM
  • Client: CONFIDENTIAL
  • Team: DIOGO BRITO, RODRIGO VILAS-BOAS, FRANCISCO LENCASTRE, FRANCISCA SANTOS, LOURENÇO MENEZES RODRIGUES
  • Status: BUILT
  • Date: 2010-2014

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Rehabilitation of a Quarter in the historic center of Lagos – 13 Houses in Algarve, Portugal by Vitor Vilhena Architects

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: Vitor Vilhena Architects

The building is located in the historical center of Lagos, Rua do Jardim, Rua General Alberto da Silveira, Rua Dr. Júlio Dantas and Travessa da Coroa.

It adjoins the four streets, with fronts built in all the above mentioned streets, forming a quarter.

The existing buildings, were very degraded, without possibility of adaptation.

Image Courtesy ©  João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Vitor Vilhena Architects  (Michael Vieira, Liliana Sequeira, Mario Espinha)
  • Project: Rehabilitation of a Quarter in the historic center of Lagos – 13 Houses
  • Location: Algarve, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Date of project: 2011
  • Date of completion: 2012
  • Status: built
  • Building area: 2605.00 m2
  • Plot area: 879.50 m2
  • Client: Santos da Terra, Real Estate Investments
  • Cost: 390.000 €

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CASA DOS TERRAÇOS in Algarve, Portugal by Studio ARTE

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source:  Studio ARTE

existing situation

Casa dos Terraços is a coastal house (with sea view) settled on a slope facing South, nearby the Carvoeiro village. The original building dates from 1967 and was inhabited as a holiday home. Mainly, the concept taken on its construction reflects an organic approach in its shape and relation with the nature.

Image Courtesy © Studio ARTE

Image Courtesy © Studio ARTE

  • Architects: Studio ARTE (Arch. JoãoCarriço, Arch. Arnold Aarssen)
  • Project: CASA DOS TERRAÇOS
  • Location: Algarve, Portugal
  • PLOT’S AREA: 6.080m2.
  • BUILT AREA: 250m2.
  • PROJECT/CONSTRUCTION: 2012-2013
  • HOUSING PROGRAM: PISO -1 – 1 suite (old garage), PISO 0 – 1 kitchen (indoor/outdoor) + 1 guest toilet + 1 living room + 1 multi-functional room/suite, + 1 office/library/bedroom + 2 suites, OUTDOOR/LANDSCAPING – mediterranean garden + 9 terraces + pool
  • INTERIOR STYLING: Lusco Fusco (Concept Store) – Designer JannekeHaane.
  • CONSTRUCTION: Domingos Reis.
  • ELECTRICITY: João Cabrita.
  • PLUMBING: António Amaro.
  • LANDSCAPING: Studioarte & Palm Garden.
  • POOL: Studioarte & Revipool.

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Casa Xonar in Silves, Algarve, Portugal by Studio ARTE

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Article source: Studio ARTE

There was a time when Silves was the capital of great Andalusia, conquered by the Moors and ruled  for centuries, traces of Islamic architecture can still be found in the city once named Xelb, Gharb Al-Anadalus.

The name given Casa Xonar has the meaning to rest, sleep and dream, it offers a perfect retreat in the centre of the old city of Silves. With echoes of this past, Xonar reflects its historical surroundings in the sharpest way, from its Islamic exterior of white washed design to its rooftop terraces and  hidden rooms, the concept of private lifestyle runs throughout.

Image Courtesy © Kees Hageman

Image Courtesy © Kees Hageman

  • Architects: Studio ARTE
  • Project: Casa Xonar
  • Location: Silves, Algarve, Portugal
  • Photography: Kees Hageman
  • Architecture & layouts: Arnold Aarssen, Meta Roeymans, Pedro Braz, João Carriço and Joana Pinto.
  • Interior design & decoration: Janneke Haane.

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House in Miramar, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal by e|348 arquitectura

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Article source: e|348 arquitectura 

It is a building consisting of two distinct adjacent and interrelated volumes, the housing itself – consisting of two storeys plus a penthouse – and a garage.

Although the volume, apparently, is being treated as a solid monolith, it is fully traversed, with vertical and horizontal voids, with the purpose of creating strong visual relations with its contiguous exterior spaces, and allowing the light to enter through the entire house.

Image Courtesy © e|348 arquitectura

Image Courtesy © e|348 arquitectura

  • Architects: e|348 arquitectura
  • Project: House in Miramar
  • Location: Miramar, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Ecotect

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Alcoutins House in Lisboa, Portugal by Guedes Cruz Architects

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Article source: Guedes Cruz Architects 

The site is the plane where our projects become architecture.

It is on this that we build and what we see are the apparent forms, those which appear above this plane.

In the Alcoutins House the real form is that which has as a support a plane which is 3.5 metres below ground level. It is like a lake, where the volumes float or rest on the base, where we see only the part that appears above the waterline.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

  • Architects: Guedes Cruz Architects
  • Project: Alcoutins House
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Ricardo Oliveira Alves
  • Area of the Plot: 1172m2

Construction Area

  • Above ground: 374m2
  • Below ground: 282m2
  • Total: 656m2
  • Architects In Charge: José Guedes Cruz, Cesar Marques, Marco Martínez Marinho
  • Architecture Collaborators: Patrícia Maria Matos, Nelson Aranha
  • Construction company: Bonorma
  • Landscaping: Paula Botas
  • Structure: PPE
  • Special installations: Espaço Energia
  • Supervision: Horácio Serras

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CASA BE in Paredes, Portugal by Spaceworkers

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Article source: Spaceworkers

The idea of a vernacular architecture (forgotten) and how it seeks to form a clear speech between the landscape and programmatic needs is something that we always admire.

A very successful example of this discourse, are the structures to support agriculture (normally function barns / granary), which in a more or less random would punctuate the countryside, as blocks of ephemeral appearance that levitated on the ground.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: Spaceworkers
  • Project: CASA BE
  • Location: Paredes, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG
  • Principal architects: Henrique Marques e Rui Dinis
  • Year: 2007 – 2013
  • Size: 800m2
  • Client: Private
  • Project Team: Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Daniel Neto, Vasco Giesta e José Carlos
  • Diretor Financeiro: Carla Duarte
  • Engineering: aspp ENGENHEIROS, Lda

ILUSTRARTE 14, Biennial International Exhibition of Children’s Books Illustration in Lisbon, Portugal by Pedro Cabrito + Isabel Diniz architects

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Article source: Pedro Cabrito + Isabel Diniz architects

PLAYGROUND

For this Ilustrarte 14, we have crossed illustration for children with the playful and creative dimension of the act of playing, in a solution that explores the formal features of the famous colorful toy blocks, timeless in its simplicity and potential for discovery.
It is noteworthy that the first concept model has been literally assembled using a set of blocks bought at a toy store.

These objects remain recognizable and communicative, extracted from the everyday iconography, transforming banal into an exercise that brings us closer to the creative process of illustrating.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Cabrito + Isabel Diniz architects

  • Architects: Pedro Cabrito + Isabel Diniz architects
  • Project: ILUSTRARTE 14, Biennial International Exhibition of Children’s Books Illustration
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Curators: Ju Godinho, Eduardo Filipe
  • Graphic Design: Silvadesigners
  • Constructor: Eurostand
  • Organization and Production: Ver Pra Ler, EDP Foundation
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